Shawnette Wilson joined FOX 29 in January, 2007, as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for the “FOX 29 News at Five.”
Prior to joining FOX 29, Shawnette lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was anchor of the ten o’clock weeknight news at WJZY and reporter for sister station WBTV, which she joined in January 2004.
Before moving to the Queen City, she was an anchor and reporter in Savannah, Georgia; an anchor/reporter at a station in Westminster, Maryland; and an assignment desk assistant at FOX5 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Shawnette has also worked on two cable news and community productions in New York, including “The Brooklyn Forum” and “The Manhattan D.A.’s Show.” She’s covered the education, government and health beat at different stations.
The Baltimore, Maryland, native is a graduate of Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, in New York.
A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists, Shawnette loves working with young children, mentoring teens, writing poetry, reading, singing, and Broadway musicals. She’s working on writing a novel and screenplay.